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Vision to Goal Setting

School Planning

  1. Overview
  2. 1. Vision to Goal Setting: Current Page
  3. 2. Planning and Implementation
  4. 3. Monitor, Evaluate and Adapt
  5. 4. Communicating Process

House posts of planning

House posts of planning: Vision to goal setting, Planning & Implementation, Monitor Evaluate & Adapt, and Communicating Progress


What is our “raison d’etre’? The visioning process encompasses reflecting on our core mandate and purpose, articulating our guiding beliefs and shared values, and goal-setting for a preferred future. In the North Vancouver School District, we envision a school-based engagement process that highlights the strengths​ in our school community while identifying areas for future focus and development.


Guiding Questions

Situating: ​(school context; unique climate/circumstance/culture)

  • ​​​What is our school narative?
  • How did we get to where we are?​
  • What educational and social experiences do we offer as a school?
  • What does our school community value?

Visioning: ​(image of a desired future)

  • ​What is working well in our school?
  • What are areas for growth at our school?
  • What are our unique strengths?
  • What values do you bring into your classroom or school experiences?

Goal-Setting: ​(how goals will be identified)

  • If you could effect one change in our school what would it be?​
  • What kind of school do we hope to be​?​
  • How can we get to where we want to be?
  • How do we identify priorities moving forward?


Key Concepts

  • Visioning – Begins with an understanding of school strengths, builds on and highlights shared values of all stakeholders, and supports school-wide growth.
  • Goal Setting – After visioning, goal setting reflects on our core purpose and articulates our broad plan(s) for growth.​​​

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